Central Avenue Beach

This beach is surrounded by a buried forest created when wind-blown sands inundated the trees. It is also a great place to hike flower-filled fields, marshes, and woodlands; bike the Calumet Bike Trail; or watch bank swallows, shorebirds, and waterfowls.

Phone: (219) 395-1882
Website: http://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/central-beach.htm

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151 Central Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360

Phone: (219) 395-1882

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